Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rogene Mañas and Brian Mock showing in October

Paintings/mixed media by Rogene Mañas
With her unique, primitive art style and inventive mixed media techniques, this successful Eugene artist makes her Portland debut at Onda. Combining plant, bird, and insect imagery with figurative elements in a slightly surrealistic fashion, Rogene Mañas explores and illuminates what she calls “the essence within.” Drawing from her imagination, her organic and often haunting compositions reflect both her Mediterranean heritage and her passion for Mexican folk art. Using papier maché, collage materials and acrylic paint, she creates sculptural reliefs and textural paintings in handmade box frames.

Sculptures by Brian Mock
Brian Mock likes the challenge of creating sculptures which are unique, fun and inherently curious. He merges imagination with technical skill by incorporating unusual found objects and everyday items into one-of-a-kind pieces. Work integrating welded, recycled material is designed to be highly interactive and results in a spectrum of applications such as abstract wall pieces, freestanding sculptures, and functional furnishings. His work prompts viewers to question the reality of what they see.

September 24- October 27, 2009
Opening and Artists' Reception: Thursday, September 24, 6-9 PM